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It's our first ever Mom of the Week, and who better to start…Continue
Swedish filmmaker Johannes Nyholm recently released this short film of a toddler "tourist" trashing a bar. The petite star? His 21-month-old daughter.
Though he was conflicted about featuring his young child, Nyholm told The Globe and Mail that the film was “a kind of love declaration – the ultimate…
I'd recommend popping open Youtube and playing The Beatles "Here comes the sun" for this :-)
I live in Ohio and have been repeatedly dumped on since November with snow, ice and just plain nasty COLD.
Today? the temperature was 60!!!!!!!!!!! SIXTY!!!! So I'd like to celebrate with a quick photo-op and if any other mama's took advantage of the big bright…
Added by Bethany Ann, Star Mom on February 28, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
Ohhh 6 months, how I enjoy thee :-) You really make my daughter shine! Her personality is just bursting through like a warm sunrise on a cold day!
The other day we were at my dad's, picking up Nevaeh after my husband and I's anniversary. Dad and his wife Sus have a runt jack russel terrier named Sophie. She reminds me a lot of Spunky from the old cartoon Doug! Well, Nevaeh is not used to dogs, so everytime Sophie would bark, Vae would cry :-( I held her facing Sophie and told…Continue
Added by Bethany Ann, Star Mom on February 25, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
So recently I've been thinking a lot about the vastly different "worlds" we all live in. And when I say worlds, I mean "mental/behavioral worlds". For example, I'm a teacher. One of my students has been speaking to me in a "whining" tone lately. I contacted her mom about it and explained that this tone was disrespectful and unacceptable behavior. Her mother responded that I was being extreme and that whining is just "annoying", not disrespectful. After the phone call, I thought about…Continue
so after months of running around, getting the run-around, paper work, proof of this, proof of that, missing paperwork, denials and deadlines, it finally happend: tommy and i were approved for daycare vouchers. i have a copay of $67 a week for what is the harvard of daycare here in baltimore. it costs $250 a week otherwise...and i'm...devastated. i texted my dad and after an unusually long delay for him he texted back "it'll be ok. i stopped crying now. it'll be for the best for him."…Continue
This week I visited our local Vitamin Shoppe because lets face it, if you like things to be natural like I do, they're always a home run. When I was grabbing Jayson teething relief drops I knocked over a box. When I bent down to pick it up, I saw that it was called "Baby zzzz's: Infant sleep aid." I dang near had a stroke. I've made the occasional, "I cant wait until I can give you Benedryl and send you to bed," remark, but come on! So I took my find to the guy behind the counter and…Continue
I thought it would be fun if we all shared are favorite songs to sing to our babies... It's fun to see what other momma's are singing plus it gives ideas to new mom's!! I hope you all play along, i did this with my girl friends and got alot of new great songs out of it!!
these are some of…Continue
one of my neighbors had a baby last month. i saw her out with the baby for the first time. she was pushing her in a stroller and little miss was not at all pleased! mommy looked a little stressed and said she thought babies were supposed to enjoy riding. i told her tommy never got that memo. hours later i realized what i was supposed to say was that it gets better. that's what everyone said to me. after a few hours of contemplation it occurred to me that better isn't the right word. it gets…Continue
In my time on Our365, and elsewhere in my offscreen life, it always seems to be a battle as to when the best time to do everything is. Marriage, school, babies. You name it, everyone tries to write a How-To on it.
Who is the one who said there is a right age to do everything?!
Everything is situational. I am 21 years old. My stepson was born when I was 19, and my then boyfriend and I have him 5 days every other week. We were both in school and worked, and…Continue
Quote of the day from my husband, Jared, after lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings:
"Jay is my little wing man," "Surely you're not using our son to pick up women... ha ha," " Yea I am, he gets your shirt off for me all the time..."
As my son is reaching his sixth month we started solids. One of my end of the pregnancy hormonal goals was to make all of Jayson's food naturally at home. Jared and I worked up a big plan and had it all set for when it was time. That time was this week.…Continue
Capturing the magical moment of a baby's birth is no longer an option for some moms. Nationwide some hospitals are instituting a ban on cameras in the delivery room.
Many parents feel that the ban is a violation of their rights, but hospitals are saying it's for moms' own protection: Cameras get in the way and distract medical staff. Hospitals also want to protect the privacy of…Continue
My son is almost 10 months old...in these past 10 months his father hardly ever makes time to visit. He only tries to come around at his convienience and he does not help me support our son regularly (pays childsupport sparatically). Despite the fact that i have encouraged visits at my home and his and have bent over backwards to try to accomodate him, since our son is strictly breastfed from the breast, he still only sees him about once every 6 weeks or so. From the very beginning, i gave…Continue
so every time i hear someone say "i was only gone a second" deep down inside i roll my eyes. because i know that "a second" is an exaggeration. especially because tommy is suddenly mr. i will lean whichever direction you are not expecting every time no matter what. CONSTANT VIGILANCE! (harry potter reference anyone?). for every fell off the bed couch table bumbo steps story i hear, my anxiety level goes way way up. i still get a knot in my stomach when it's bath time and i don't even…Continue
My poor blogging has taken a back seat to online classes, a full time job and a healthy growing little Jayson. He is a big 5 months and an estimated 15lbs!
The most recent reviews on MTV's Teen Mom is that it is reported to "encourage young women to become pregnant." Anyone that believes MTV or Dr. Drew sheds a positive light on teen pregnancy obviously does not watch the show. Being the televison junkie that I am I DVR both series, along with 16 and…Continue
We have to show some link love to mom Amy Lawrence, who has posted a HILARIOUS Facebook note called 11 step program for those thinking of having kids. Some highlights:
1. Go to the grocery store.
2. Arrange to have your salary paid directly to their head office.
3. Go home.
4. Pick up the…
IT'S NOT BABYSITTING IF IT BELONGS TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Iam so sick of hearing fathers say oh im babysitting or I have to babysit or im not a babysitter find someone else to do it! No matter how they say it, it is down right anoying and wrong!!!! you helped to make it you help to raise and take care of it!!!! shut the H*** up already! because you are not a BABYSITTER you are a FATHER!!!!